Washington Capitals Who Will Spend the Most Time in Penalty Box in 2013-14

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Washington Capitals Who Will Spend the Most Time in Penalty Box in 2013-14
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In the NHL, the penalty box acts as a confessional. Guilty players confess their sins upon entering and then perform a penance that is determined by the severity of the sin and is measured in minutes

To determine the severity of their sins, the Washington Capitals must abide by the Seven Deadly Sins of Hockey. They are as follows, with one example from the NHL Rule Book for each sin: 

  1. PRIDE: Abuse of Officials (Rule 70). 
  2. ENVY: Interference with a Breakaway (Rule 56.6).
  3. GLUTTONY: Too Many Men on the Ice (Rule 74).
  4. LUST: Obscene Language or Gestures (Rule 39.3).
  5. ANGER: Fighting (Rule 46).
  6. GREED: Concealing Puck with Hand (Rule 67).
  7. SLOTH: Delay of Game (Rule 63). 

But this is such a long list, and it's difficult to stay pious and obedient. Some Capitals players find these strict tenets harder to obey than others. Naturally, they spend a lot of time in confessional. 

Here are the Washington Capitals' players who will spend the most time in the penalty box in 2013-14. 

 

Note: All statistics courtesy of NHL.com unless noted otherwise. 

Note: During the Capitals' 2012-13 season, Matt Hendricks and Mike Ribeiro ranked first and second respectively in penalty minutes and were tied for second in minor penaltiesBoth are no longer with the team. 

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